Friday, 13 March 2009

Discretion Advised

The news that Ryanair have launched a prize competition for suggestions as to how they can increase revenue from 'discretionary charges' should fill the heart of the travelling punter with dismay.

As if it's not enough that their cheapo fares (often as low as penny) are mysteriously morphed (after taxes, charges, booking fees, insurance and the rest are added) to something approaching fifty quid, the Irish airline are apparently intent on scamming yet more dosh out of us. And there's 1000 Euros up for grabs for the best idea.


I can't complain - I've had my fair share of fare bargains in my time. But I'll bet this man will be quick off the mark to shout. Unless they offer passengers the chance to pay a supplement to fly over Bergerac without stopping, that is...



5 comments:

Daddy Papersurfer said...

Quite honestly air fares are way too low ..... we don't know how lucky we are ....... just sayin'

Crofty said...

No wonder they need a competition - what else is there left to charge for after you've paid for your food, a pee and a poo?!

70steen said...

I was looking on the tinternet for flights for a colleague who is going to Faro in a few weeks ... can you believe the flight was only £7.99 (plus taxes) ... gawd blimey it is nearly that much for me to travel 10 miles on the train to work every day...

Lucy Jones said...

Hi Bill,

Just letting you know I linked to your blog from my Telegraph blog:mhttp://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/lucy_jones/blog/2009/03/17/could_we_be_charged_25_to_use_the_emergency_exit_on_a_ryanair_flight

thanks,

Lucy

Theresa111 said...

They might fly that way, but I fear you might just have to parachute out to vacation there. I hope all is well with you and yours. Take care.